Upcoming Talks

All presentations are at 7 p.m., the 4th Tuesday of the month

Due to COVID-19, our monthly talks are currently being delivered as webinars over Zoom
To take part in our informative webinars simply become a member of North Durham Nature. The cost is only $10 and you will be able to participate in the remaining 2021 presentations. (As a member, you will automatically be sent a link.)


Speaker Schedule

September 28, 2021 - Moths:  Butterflies of the Night with James Kamstra - Webinar
October 26, 2021 - Secret Lives of Spiders with Catherine Scott - Webinar

Continue below for descriptions of each:

September 28, 2021 – Moths: Butterflies of the Night
with James Kamstra – Webinar

Many are familiar with butterflies, but the closely related moths are less well known. They are very diverse with more than 20 times as many species, and many species are spectacular in pattern when one takes a closer look. Identification is more challenging, but new resources are making it easier, consequently interest in moths is growing. This presentation will explore life histories, how to find moths,
the main families and fun facts about them.

James Kamstra is a local ecologist who is familiar with, and has studied many facets of natural history. Insects are a particular passion. He started collecting insects more than 50 years ago, but now uses a camera to record his findings.

October 26, 2021 - Secret Lives of Spiders
Catherine Scott - Webinar

Spiders are often misunderstood and feared, but there are so many species and so many unusual aspects to their lives.  This presentation will probe into what makes spiders special and explore the life histories of several species.

Dr. Catherine Scott is an arachnologist and behavioural ecologist whose research is focused on the behaviour and communication of black widows and other spiders. A former arachnophobe, she is passionate about trying to shift perceptions about these fascinating creatures.

To read about our past presentations click here,
and check our recorded webinars on our YouTube page.

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